Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw (High Capacity) – Head to Head

High Capacity Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing We recently did a cordless reciprocating saw head-to-head where we tested 10 different tools that all use a single battery in the 18V-22V range. We felt it was important to keep the lineup of models in the same voltage range to give a fair side by side […]

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Hilti Advanced Compact Battery B22/3.0

Light in weight. Heavy in performance. Plano, Texas – Nov. 22, 2017 – The new Hilti advanced compact battery B22/3.0 packs powerful performance with a dramatic reduction in weight. Comparable in application performance to an industrial class battery, the B22/3.0 offers superior tool usability and reduced worker fatigue in a broad range of applications. Weighing […]

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STIHL – Pick Your Power

STIHL Battery Powered Chainsaws While STIHL is knows for it’s powerful and reliable line of gas powered chainsaws they also offer a wide range of battery powered chainsaws. Designed with homeowners, maintenance workers and landscapers their lineup of battery powered chainsaws is impressive. We recently tested three different models across two different battery platforms to […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head to Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1965 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 65 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating saws used on […]

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Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Lighting Solutions

Milwaukee Personal Lighting Solutions Milwaukee continues to expand their offering of lighting solutions designed for tradesmen. With the advancement of LED lights and lithium-ion battery platforms job site lighting solutions have exploded in recent years. This year Milwaukee has expanded their lighting with personal lighting solutions that workers either wear or carry on their person […]

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Milwaukee Expands Safety Warning High Demand Batteries

Milwaukee Expands Warnings – M18™ High Demand 9.0 Battery Packs MILWAUKEE, WI – JUNE 29, 2017 – In consultation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), Milwaukee Tool is voluntarily expanding the warnings and instructions of its M18™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 battery pack (model no. 48-11-1890). The expanded product warnings address situations that could […]

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Milwaukee 52″ Mobile Work Bench Review

52″ Mobile Work Station with Wood Top Milwaukee’s new 52″ Mobile Work Bench (Model 48-22-8552) provides yet another storage solution for work shops combined with a great work bench surface. This new model features a 1.25″ thick wood top (that’s reversible) that’s elevated to allow clamping on three sides. Not only is this a great […]

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Impact Driver Head to Head

Best Impact Driver – Head to Head Evaluation There’s no doubt that Impact Drivers have completely changed the construction industry and drastically improved both productivity and quality. Impact drivers allow users to more quickly install threaded fasteners while avoiding damage to the fasteners. In our latest head to head testing we’ve selected ten full size […]

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Milwaukee 52 Inch Mobile Work Station

Milwaukee 52″ Mobile Work Station MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool has announced the addition of a 52” Mobile Work Station to their widely popular offering of steel storage solutions. Unique to the new 52” Mobile Work Station is a raised work surface that allows users to easily clamp materials for extreme productivity. Key Features Angle […]

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Milwaukee Blades – Made in the USA

Milwaukee Invests in US Made Blades In an ideal world every product we buy and use would be made here at home in the US. The reality is not so, however more and more tool companies are slowly bringing some of their manufacturing back to the US. Milwaukee Tool is one of those companies that […]

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